Recognizing Michael T. Brady, MD, Upon his Retirement

(From the August 2019 Issue of MedStat)  

After nearly four decades as an institutional leader at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a national leader in the field of pediatric infectious diseases, Michael T. Brady, MD, has retired from his position at Nationwide Children’s.

A National Leader in Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Dr. Brady joined the Infectious Disease faculty at Nationwide Children’s in 1983, focusing on the emerging HIV epidemic and its implications for infants, children and adolescents. He created the country’s first family-centered pediatric HIV program at Nationwide Children’s in 1987, which was recognized by the federal government in 2005 as a “Model That Works.” While continuing his work on HIV throughout his career, Dr. Brady also focused on promoting immunization in children, reducing health care-associated infections and providing guidance on emerging infections.

At the national level, Dr. Brady has served as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases from 2010 to 2014. He also served the Associate Editor of Red Book in 2015 and 2018, the comprehensive infectious disease reference from the AAP. He is also a long-standing member of the editorial panel for Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children:  Recommendations from the NIH, CDC, HIV Medicine Association, PIDS and AAP. 

Dr. Brady has been consistently a sought after voice on the issues of global immunization advocacy and ongoing education of pediatricians across the country, and he has served on national task forces handling issues ranging from circumcision to meningococcal vaccines.

Hospital Leadership

In addition to his clinical accomplishments, Dr. Brady has been instrumental in every phase of growth the hospital has seen during his tenure at Nationwide Children’s.

From 2005 to 2013, Dr. Brady served as Physician-in-Chief at Nationwide Children’s and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine from 2006 to 2013. Under his leadership, OSU’s Pediatrics faculty nearly doubled in size.

Dr. Brady also oversaw the development of Physician Direct Connect at Nationwide Children’s, a service that puts community pediatricians in nearly immediate contact with specialists for consultations. He is a long-time member of Nationwide Children’s Graduate Medical Education Committee, influencing the training of the next generation of physicians.

For the last several years, Dr. Brady has served as the Associate Medical Director at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Co-Medical Director for Patient Safety, a member of the hospital’s Division of Infectious Diseases and a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

We thank Dr. Brady for his years of service and leadership, and wish him and his family well in retirement!